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In the present study the average levels of carbon monoxide exhaled by the subjects, although they varied daily, remained within the acceptable range, with an average of 2.69ppm, reaching values for carboxyhemoglobin
of 0.43%, no difference being found between the genders nor between smokers and non-smokers (23).
A significant correlation was found between the carboxyhemoglobin
levels and neurological findings, cardiological findings and lactate (p<0.05).
concentrations in the assessment of severity in patients with community-acquired pneumonia.
 Nonstandard abbreviations: TEE, transesophageal echocardiography; Met-Hb, methemoglobin, G6PD, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase; [O.sub.2]-Hb, oxygenated Hb; deoxy-Hb, deoxyhemoglobin; CO-Hb, carboxyhemoglobin
; [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], [O.sub.2] partial pressure.
The pathology behind this is diverse; it may be caused by anemia, interstitial lung disease, pulmonary vascular disease, increased carboxyhemoglobin
, and low oxygen levels in blood .
In addition to its hemodynamic effects, it significantly disrupts blood's oxygen carrying capacity by increasing carboxyhemoglobin
(5) Recent advances in technology have led to the creation of a device (The Rainbow Rad 57) which possess the ability to measure methemoglobin and carboxyhemoglobin
in a noninvasive manner allowing a significant improvement in the ability to quickly diagnose and address these medical emergencies.
Three weeks earlier, she was found unconscious in her house with severe hypoxia and carboxyhemoglobin
level of 45%.
The most recent statistics for CO poisonings in LA (2010) show there were: 46 LA Poison Control Center (PCC) calls (10 per million population); 15 deaths (3 per million); 22 hospitalizations (5 per million); and 7 positive laboratory reports (carboxyhemoglobin
blood volume fraction [greater than or equal to] 12%; 2 per million).
For example, smoking three quick cigarettes before takeoff or smoking 1 to 1.5 packs a day raises your physiological altitude by 2,000 feet because of high baseline levels of carboxyhemoglobin
Using the chamber and based on Boyle's law, we can increase the percentage of oxygen in the serum 100-fold and reverse the carboxyhemoglobin
levels in less than 30 minutes.